Christmas Miracle #3 Salvation- God Forgives You!
2 Cor. 5: 19 "For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation." NLT
Your third Christmas wonder is that God will forgive you. The wonder of salvation. God is no longer counting man’s sins against him.
The sin that was ours was placed on Christ, and the righteousness which was His, is imputed to us. NIV -2 Corinthians 5:21 "God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God."
Now we have forgiveness of our sins, and we have been given right standing with God. What a glorious exchange! No wonder we rejoice at Christmas.
The curse of sin is broken off our lives through the new birth! Sin no longer has power over us. Isaac Watts wrote it this way in “Joy to the World”:
"No more let sin and sorrow grow, nor thorns infest the ground.
He comes to make His blessing known, far as the curse is found.
Far as the curse is found. Far as, far as the curse is found!"
Thank God today for His wonderful gift of salvation to you!